Rated 2 out of
Comfort and protective: shockingly low durability
I purchased these as they were definitely more comfortable than other similar products, despite it being my only CCM product in my gear.
I wear them on top of my hockey socks, so no issues with rubbing. But, the stitching is extremely poor quality. Literally after less than 2 hours of playing, the CCM logo is fraying and the stitching around the bottom plate is coming out. Clearly, not designed to be worn above your gear, meaning I'll have to potentially change how I use them. I don't really care about the logo, but if the other sticking comes out, the pads will come apart. For 100$, that's totally unacceptable.
Date published: 2017-03-02
Rated 4 out of
great knee huards
Purchased after my Reebok guards broke.same comfort and fit.
Date published: 2015-11-28
Rated 3 out of
Excellent Potential but Flawed
I've used these CCM 500 Goalie Knee Protectors underneath my CCM Extreme Flex leg pads for over a year, and like all CCM Goalie products powered by Lefevre, the units are well designed, well built, durable and ultra protective.
But these knee guards receive low marks for comfort and performance because of one fatal flaw: the padding on the inside of the knee cup is inadequate.
The result is painful bruising to the inside portion of your knee after one game or practice of dropping down on your butterfly.
The solution for people like me who only discovered this flaw after buying them is to buy padded compression sleeves (McDavid makes excellent inexpensive ones) to wear under the pads.
But for $90 its inexcusable to have to wear additional padding underneath these knee guards in order to protect you from the knee guards themselves.
It's a real shame because this product does an excellent job of protecting your knee and thigh from hard shots. I took several hard shots off the thigh and knee portion and the protection it offers is excellent. The straps are high quality and durable and the guards stay in place when attached. They move well under your pads and look great to boot.
If you bought these and are stuck with them, buy some compression padding to wear underneath. If you are thinking of buying these, you won't be disappointed with the quality, mobility and protection, just be prepared to shell out some extra money for additional padding to protect your knees.
As a loyal CCM customer I just purchased the 2015-2016 CCM Pro Knee Protection and will be giving those a chance.
Date published: 2015-08-13
Rated 2 out of
Shin Straps Too Tight
CCM must have had a design or measurement problem with these. The shin strap is way too tight to be usable without cutting off your circulation. My 12 year old could not even wear them and when i tried them, they were terrible. I have skinny shins so a senior model shouldn't be a problem but they are simply too tight even with the velcro barely stuck together....not good. so if your shins aren't as big around as a 2x4, then i guarantee these fit comfortably.
Date published: 2015-03-22
Rated 3 out of
Great Idea but...
I had used the Reebok version of these for a couple of years so it was logical to switch to these when the Reebok version was discontinued.
The design is the same with the addition of the shin strap.
Unfortunately these run small. I am 6'3" and 210lbs. Overall they are too tight. And if I manage to adjust the shin strap to actually fit, the velcro is rubbing against my shin and is extremely uncomfortable.
So if you are small and thin then these might work for you. They are too small for me. I returned them without using them.
The rating is based upon my experience with the Reebok version.
Date published: 2015-03-14